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In our 45 plus years of experience we have done alot of work repairing and installing heaters and air conditioners.

Heating and Air Conditioning Expert Help. We have been an Everett business servicing heating and air conditioning units in Snohomish county since 1968.

With all our residential and commercial heating and cooling experience we thought we should share our knowledge with our neighbors in the Puget Sound Area and online.

Here we grow again! Check out our new Bellevue location

Evergreen has opened our 2nd location in Bellevue, born out of a merger with Eastside Heating & Air Conditioning
February 26, 2018

Poor Venting / Bad Contractors Could Lead to Hazardous Conditions

A word of warning to our valued customers. If you hire a contractor to install a new roof or do repairs, make sure they are qualified and detail oriented.
January 9, 2018

SMACNA Honors Evergreen State for 2016

Zero injuries or work related illnesses for our loyal employees in 2016! Way to go!
August 16, 2017

Snohomish County PUD – 100 Club Award for 2016

The 100 Club is an award earned by a PUD Contractor who passes all inspections for the year with 100% accuracy. This year only 4 HVAC companies of the 19 available to homeowners was given this prestigious award.
May 22, 2017

12 Year Parts & Labor Warranty! Too Good to be True?

There are heating equipment manufacturers offering ‘full’ 12 year labor warranty on their equipment. In essence they are making a promise that your installing contractor will have to keep (or not), as no homeowner ever buys equipment directly from the manufacturer.
February 20, 2017

$200/Hour Service Call? Are you kidding me?

Have you been shocked by the hourly rate you pay to a technician on a recent servicing call? Our rates are not quite at the $200 per hour rate, but many in our industry are (whether you know it or not due to flat rate pricing). However, when all costs of business are factored in, this rate is not as outrageous as it seems.
August 14, 2015

WARNING Recent HVAC Scam Targeting Elderly

Be on the look out and warn your neighbors. Companies in Oregon and Washington have been cold calling HVAC Customers and selling false maintenance contracts and threatening their way into your home.
April 22, 2015

HEATWISE South Everett: Successful Ductless Heat Pump Program 2014

Evergreen was chosen as the installer for the 2014 HEATWISE South Everett ductless heat pump project. 40 happy PUD customers are now enjoying energy savings.
January 23, 2015

2014 Consumer Report Ratings on HVAC

Consumer Reports for 2014 rates Trane among the best brands.
December 10, 2014

If You Like Us, Let The World Know!

3rd party reviews are crucial to folks deciding on whom to use, and we simply do not have enough of you giving us the ‘street cred’ we need to show the world who we are, and what we do
November 12, 2014

Buying A Furnace Is Like Buying A Car, Best Unit at the Lowest Price, Right?

The above question is one always encountered in this industry. Many people equate getting the “best furnace at the lowest price” as getting the best “value”. Another way to look at the question is “What is more important, the furnace brand or the dealer?” The reality is that, unlike buying a car, choosing the furnace dealer is a much more critical factor than choosing the furnace brand.
September 11, 2014

Why Pay More for a Variable Speed?

Seems like all HVAC manufacturers and contractors are trying to up-sell more expensive systems that cost thousands of dollars more than the ‘basic builders model’? Is the added cost for this warranted? The simplest and most expedient answer is ‘maybe yes, maybe no’.
August 28, 2014

Beware the “Available” HVAC Contractor When Others Are Busy

Sometimes getting something for nothing isn't such a great thing. Beware companies that can offer you that.
July 24, 2014

Architectural & Outside Sheet Metal

Architectural and Custom Sheet Metal Services
June 9, 2014

HEATWISE: South Everett – Ductless Heat Pump Project

Offering limited time discounts on ductless heat pump installations for homeowners who qualify under the HEATWISE program guidelines.
May 22, 2014

Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget your ductwork!

Paying a cleaning company upwards of $500 to do a whole house deep clean can be a waste if dust and debris in your ductwork is kicked back into the house as soon as the fan kicks on.
April 28, 2014

Pitfalls of the Dreaded “Sales Call” – Avoid Contractors Who Use These Tactics

Your time is valuable. Make sure to avoid contractors who use these scare tactics to get you to buy. Look for quality and watch out for the "rule-of-thumbers."
March 24, 2014

System Replacement Suggestion

Service customer concerns that a technician is overselling a replacement.
February 3, 2014

Parts Mark-up

Why does a hot-surface igniter that can be found on the internet for $20 cost you over $200 when purchased from a contractor?
January 15, 2014

Thermostat & Filter Training

By popular demand Evergreen State Heat & AC has put together an interactive thermostat module for our customers.
October 28, 2013

What You Need To Know About Heat Pumps?

There are Four important components of the heat pump: the compressor, the condenser, the expansion valve, and the evaporator
September 26, 2013

Air Conditioning Doesn’t Have to Be a Pipedream

Is this what you would consider air conditioning for your home?
September 18, 2013

Heating & Air Conditioning Q/A

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